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Take your teaching to a new place!

Spend a semester as visiting faculty on an ACM off-campus study program. Applications are currently being accepted for visiting faculty positions on these programs:

• Fall 2018 in Shanghai and Tanzania
• Fall 2019 in Brazil, Jordan, Shanghai, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago
• Spring 2020 in Botswana

Interested in becoming a college professor?

A Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF) can help get you there! Tune in to learn more at one of the one-hour GSEF information webinars on January 30-31.


ACM study away recruiting visits

January 31: Kalamazoo College
February 1: Colorado College
February 1: Albion College
February 2: Valparaiso University
See more visits on the events calendar!


Want to learn more about the financial challenges facing colleges?

ICF Online is ready when you are! Take the new online mini-course for faculty and staff that explains the dynamics of higher ed economics.

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Faculty and Staff Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings

Professional Development Activities

ACM grant-funded programs offer an array of conferences and workshops, grants for faculty-designed projects, and seminars to support faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Whether it's a visiting faculty position in Shanghai or a visit to an off-campus program site in Costa Rica, ACM leverages its connections around the world to offer professional development activities.

Peer Networking Across the ACM

Administrative leaders, staff, and faculty from ACM colleges meet regularly to share information, create networks, and address common concerns of residential, liberal arts colleges.


Upcoming Faculty and Staff Meetings

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Student Activities and Events

Writing and Photo Contests

The ACM honors students' creativity in two annual competitions. A $1,000 first prize is on the line in the Nick Adams Short Story Contest. The best pictures taken by students on study away win awards in the Off-Campus Study Photo Contest.

Research Fellowships

Graduate School Exploration Fellowships (GSEF) offer mentoring and summer research opportunities at major universities to students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in careers as professors in the humanities and arts.

ACM Athletic Tournaments

Athletic ties among ACM member institutions stretch back more than 90 years. Building on this tradition, athletic directors of the ACM colleges organize an ongoing schedule of athletic tournaments in selected sports.

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Schedule your next meeting at the ACM’s consortial office space

The ACM consortial office in downtown Chicago has several meeting spaces available. Groups and individuals from the ACM colleges are welcome to use the space, subject to availability, usually with no rental fee. Learn more »